Wattle Camp (near Kingaroy) bushfire as at 1.45pm Thurs 31 Aug

The bushfire warning for Wattle Camp (near Kingaroy) has been cancelled.

Four Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews remain on scene at a bushfire burning in the vicinity of Wattle Camp Road and Memerambi Barkers Creek Road, Wattle Camp.

The fire is burning within containment lines and firefighters are conducting backburning operations to strengthen these lines.  Properties are not under direct threat at this time.
 
Memerambi Barkers Creek Road remains closed while crews continue to monitor the area. 
 
People in the area will be affected by smoke into the afternoon and are asked to close windows and doors.
 
Those suffering a respiratory condition should keep medications close by. Motorists in the area should drive with caution and to conditions. 
 
Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you or your property is under threat.
 

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STAY INFORMED: Wattle Camp (near Kingaroy) bushfire as at 10am Thurs 31 Aug

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in the vicinity of Wattle Camp.

You need to keep up to date and decide what actions you will take if the situation changes. 

Currently at 10am Thursday, 31 August a bushfire remains active in the Wattle Camp area and firefighters are currently backburning and constructing fire breaks to the east of Wattle Camp Road, in an attempt to control the blaze.

People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.

Properties are not under direct threat at this time. Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you or your property is under threat.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
•           Listen to your local radio station or visit the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website for regular updates.
•           If you have a bushfire survival plan, refer to it now and be ready to follow it.
•           If you do not have a bushfire survival plan, or if your plan is to leave, identify where you will go if the situation changes.
•           Close windows and doors to minimise smoke exposure.
•           If you suffer from a respiratory condition, keep your medication close by.
•           Drive with caution in low visibility conditions.
•           Contact your neighbours to see if they need help preparing for the bushfire.
•           Consider finding your essential items (e.g., identification documents, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing such as a long-sleeved cotton shirt and trousers, and boots) in case you need to leave.
•           Consider what you will do to protect your pets and livestock.
•           Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
•           Advise family and friends of your intended actions if the situation changes.

KEEP UP TO DATE BY:
•           Following QFES on Facebook (@QldFireandRescueService) and Twitter (@QldFES)
•           Staying tuned to your local radio station. Find your local ABC radio station at https://radio.abc.net.au/help/offline and your local commercial radio station at http://www.commercialradio.com.au/find-a-station/queensland;
•           Visiting the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website at www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/maps

FURTHER INFORMATION:
•           For bushfire preparation tips, visit the RFS website: www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/BushFire_Safety
•           For information about road closures, call 13 19 40 or visit www.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au

The next update will be provided when the situation changes.
Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

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STAY INFORMED: Wattle Camp (near Kingaroy) bushfire as at 5.45pm Wed 30 Aug

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in the vicinity of Wattle Camp.

You need to keep up to date and decide what actions you will take if the situation changes. 

Currently at 5.45pm Wednesday, 30 August a bushfire remains active in the Wattle Camp area and firefighters are currently backburning and constructing fire breaks in an attempt to control the blaze. Firefighters will remain on scene overnight. 

People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.

Properties are not under direct threat at this time. Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you or your property is under threat.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
• Listen to your local radio station or visit the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website for regular updates.
• If you have a bushfire survival plan, refer to it now and be ready to follow it.
• If you do not have a bushfire survival plan, or if your plan is to leave, identify where you will go if the situation changes.
• Close windows and doors to minimise smoke exposure.
• If you suffer from a respiratory condition, keep your medication close by.
• Drive with caution in low visibility conditions.
• Contact your neighbours to see if they need help preparing for the bushfire.
• Consider finding your essential items (e.g., identification documents, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing such as a long-sleeved cotton shirt and trousers, and boots) in case you need to leave.
• Consider what you will do to protect your pets and livestock.
• Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
• Advise family and friends of your intended actions if the situation changes.

KEEP UP TO DATE BY:
• Following QFES on Facebook (@QldFireandRescueService) and Twitter (@QldFES)
• Staying tuned to your local radio station. Find your local ABC radio station at https://radio.abc.net.au/help/offline and your local commercial radio station at http://www.commercialradio.com.au/find-a-station/queensland;
• Visiting the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website at www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/maps

FURTHER INFORMATION:
• For bushfire preparation tips, visit the RFS website: www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/BushFire_Safety
• For information about road closures, call 13 19 40 or visit www.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au

The next update will be provided when the situation changes.
Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

 

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LEAVE NOW: Wattle Camp (near Kingaroy) grassfire as at 3.30pm Wednesday, 30 August

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Wattle Camp and conditions are getting worse.

Follow your bushfire survival plan now. If you do not have a plan, your safest option is to leave immediately if it is clear to do so. If you are not in the area, do not return, as conditions are too dangerous.

Currently as at 3.30pm, a fast moving grassfire is travelling in an east-north easterly direction towards Memerambi Barkers Creek Road. It is expected to impact the vicinity of Memerambi Barkers Creek Road and Wattle Camp Road within the next two hours. The fire could have significant impact on the community.

Fire crews are working to contain the fire but firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door. Power, water, and mobile phone service may be lost.

People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.

The safest route to leave the area would be to head east along Memerambi Barkers Creek Road towards the Burnett Highway and away from the smoke.

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you are under threat.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
• Listen to your local radio station or visit the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website for regular updates.
• Put on protective clothing (e.g., a long-sleeved cotton shirt, boots with thick soles).
• Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.

If you are leaving:
• Secure your pets for safe transport.
• Check for road closures and then advise family and friends of your intended travel route.
• Take your important documents and essential items (e.g., passports, birth certificates, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing) when you leave.
• Drive with caution in low visibility conditions.

If you are not leaving:
• Bring pets inside; restrain them with a leash, a cage, or inside a secure room; and provide them with plenty of water.
• Move flammable materials such as doormats, wheelie bins, and outdoor furniture away from your house.
• Fill containers such as your bath, sinks, and buckets with water so you have access to drinking water and firefighting water.
• Close windows and doors, sealing the gaps under doors and screens with wet towels to keep smoke out of the house.
• If you suffer from a respiratory condition, keep your medication close by.

KEEP UP TO DATE BY:
• Following QFES on Facebook (@QldFireandRescueService) and Twitter (@QldFES)
• Staying tuned to your local radio station. Find your local ABC radio station at https://radio.abc.net.au/help/offline and your local commercial radio station at http://www.commercialradio.com.au/find-a-station/queensland;
• Visiting the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website at www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/maps

FURTHER INFORMATION:
• For bushfire preparation tips, visit the RFS website: www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/BushFire_Safety
• For information about road closures, call 13 19 40 or visit www.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au

The next update will be provided by 5.30pm or if the situation changes.
Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

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LEAVE NOW: Wattle Camp (near Kingaroy) grassfire as at 1.30pm Wednesday, 30 August

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Wattle Camp and conditions are getting worse.

Follow your bushfire survival plan now. If you do not have a plan, your safest option is to leave immediately if it is clear to do so. If you are not in the area, do not return, as conditions are too dangerous.

Currently as at 1.30pm, a fast moving grassfire is travelling in an easterly direction towards Memerambi Barkers Creek Road. It is expected to impact Memerambi Barkers Creek Road near the Wattle Camp Road intersection imminently. The fire could have significant impact on the community.

Fire crews are working to contain the fire but firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door. Power, water, and mobile phone service may be lost.

People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.

The safest route to leave the area would be to head east along Memerambi Barkers Creek Road towards the Burnett Highway and away from the smoke.

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you are under threat.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
• Listen to your local radio station or visit the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website for regular updates.
• Put on protective clothing (e.g., a long-sleeved cotton shirt, boots with thick soles).
• Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.

If you are leaving:
• Secure your pets for safe transport.
• Check for road closures and then advise family and friends of your intended travel route.
• Take your important documents and essential items (e.g., passports, birth certificates, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing) when you leave.
• Drive with caution in low visibility conditions.

If you are not leaving:
• Bring pets inside; restrain them with a leash, a cage, or inside a secure room; and provide them with plenty of water.
• Move flammable materials such as doormats, wheelie bins, and outdoor furniture away from your house.
• Fill containers such as your bath, sinks, and buckets with water so you have access to drinking water and firefighting water.
• Close windows and doors, sealing the gaps under doors and screens with wet towels to keep smoke out of the house.
• If you suffer from a respiratory condition, keep your medication close by.

KEEP UP TO DATE BY:
• Following QFES on Facebook (@QldFireandRescueService) and Twitter (@QldFES)
• Staying tuned to your local radio station. Find your local ABC radio station at https://radio.abc.net.au/help/offline and your local commercial radio station at http://www.commercialradio.com.au/find-a-station/queensland;
• Visiting the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website at www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/maps

FURTHER INFORMATION:
• For bushfire preparation tips, visit the RFS website: www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/BushFire_Safety
• For information about road closures, call 13 19 40 or visit www.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au

The next update will be provided by 3.30pm or if the situation changes.
Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

 

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